Nate Mangion is creating the World of Elyden
40

patrons

$222
per month
Hi, my name is Nate Mangion (more commonly known as Vorropohaiah on the internet) and I'm a worldbuilder by nature. Been doing it for most of my life. I am interested in all aspects of worldbuilding (autocorrect hates that word, but I’m sticking with it). Mythologies, cosmogonies, histories, culture, cartography (one of my favourite subjects), taxonomy, linguistics (one of my least favourite subjects)… all these and so many more fields and sciences all play a role in the creation of a world.



People can see my blog, which can give a decent idea of the type of things I post (I’ll probably repost and update some things from the blog here, for completeness sake).

Objectives
What I plan to achieve with this page is flesh out the world of Elyden with fiction, history, worldbuilding, cartography etc. Patrons will add the incentive and monetary means to help accomplish those goals. But first, a bit more information on that -

I’ve been working on the World of Elyden for over 10-years now. She was born from the rejects of other stillborn campaign settings, though has since evolved into a monolithic beast that’s growing at a rate that’s far too quick for me to keep up with.




The culmination of this writing will be the Encyclopaedia Elyden, a 5-volume tome that I shamelessly refer to as my magnum opus (at least I will be able to once it's ready...). It is the sum total of my adult life spent detailing Elyden. Places, Notable people, organisations, races, religions, gods, maps, flora, fauna, myths, etc. I plan to one day edit it all into a presentable series of volumes that I can publish. I'm well on my way towards doing this - the first volume alone (akin to the Encyclopaedia Britannica of old) clocks in at close to 500,000 words, with well over 2,000 individual entries - though there's a way to go yet.

Thanks to the internet, I have access to all sorts of free tools, not least of which is Wikipedia (don’t knock it, it’s an amazing tool), much of my research finds me having to purchase expensive textbooks or print out notes – the money I’ll get from this will help with such endeavours, as well as help finance other projects related to the world (such as novels; the printing and hand-binding of the Encyclopaedia Elyden, once it’s finally ready; or my handmade world globe, which I keep on putting off due to finances).

This is your chance to get involved with my world. I will attempt to put out 1 – 3 updates per month, at least one of which will be either a serialised story and/or a map. The rest of the updates will be worldbuilding posts, other maps or whatever else I think of. I do not charge by post as the frequency may vary, so I charge once per month. No more no less.

Tiers
Follower
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Follower
  • you get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to the serialised novel charting the journeys and sojourns of the explorer Chronicler, as well other short-stories and flash-fiction. You also gain access to low-res versions of maps created. 
Acolyte
$5 or more per month 28 patrons
Acolyte
  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to all the above features as well as the below:
  • Whenever I publish a new complete map through Patreon I will also post the high-res version, as well as a textless version for personal use (CC licence: CC BY NC).
  • you can also request a layered .PSD of any of my completed maps (limit of 1 per month, after a minimum of one month patronage).
  • When I complete the serialised novel I will collect it into a document (pdf, epub or mobi) that will be made available to you, alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes information relevant to the story. I will also send a physical copy of the book to anyone who wants one and provides me with a postal address (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).
Shaper
$14 or more per month 4 patrons

  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour.
  • you get access to all the above features, as well as the below: 
  • Whenever I have published enough short stories (10 - 20, depending on length) through Patreon, I will collect them into a document (pdf, epub or mobi) that will be made available to you, alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes information relevant to the stories. I will also send a physical copy of the book to anyone who provides me with a postal address (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).
  • For some reason you want a Hangouts or Messenger chat with me, talking about worldbuilding or Elyden in general.
  • Help design a nation or region (either in my world or yours!), giving feedback on things like naming, climate, geography, culture or anything else you can think of.  
Demiurge
$21 or more per month 2 patrons

  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to all the above features, in addition to the below:
  • I will post you a single signed map from the Atlas Elyden, in A3 size (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).
Goals
$222 of $250 per month
I've been using the same old Wacom Bamboo tablet since I started making maps, 8-ish years ago. It's starting to show its age, though it's served its purpose well. 

Once I hit this much per month I think it's time to upgrade. I'm thinking of something like a Wacom Cintiq 16 or a Huion Kamvas :D
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Hi, my name is Nate Mangion (more commonly known as Vorropohaiah on the internet) and I'm a worldbuilder by nature. Been doing it for most of my life. I am interested in all aspects of worldbuilding (autocorrect hates that word, but I’m sticking with it). Mythologies, cosmogonies, histories, culture, cartography (one of my favourite subjects), taxonomy, linguistics (one of my least favourite subjects)… all these and so many more fields and sciences all play a role in the creation of a world.



People can see my blog, which can give a decent idea of the type of things I post (I’ll probably repost and update some things from the blog here, for completeness sake).

Objectives
What I plan to achieve with this page is flesh out the world of Elyden with fiction, history, worldbuilding, cartography etc. Patrons will add the incentive and monetary means to help accomplish those goals. But first, a bit more information on that -

I’ve been working on the World of Elyden for over 10-years now. She was born from the rejects of other stillborn campaign settings, though has since evolved into a monolithic beast that’s growing at a rate that’s far too quick for me to keep up with.




The culmination of this writing will be the Encyclopaedia Elyden, a 5-volume tome that I shamelessly refer to as my magnum opus (at least I will be able to once it's ready...). It is the sum total of my adult life spent detailing Elyden. Places, Notable people, organisations, races, religions, gods, maps, flora, fauna, myths, etc. I plan to one day edit it all into a presentable series of volumes that I can publish. I'm well on my way towards doing this - the first volume alone (akin to the Encyclopaedia Britannica of old) clocks in at close to 500,000 words, with well over 2,000 individual entries - though there's a way to go yet.

Thanks to the internet, I have access to all sorts of free tools, not least of which is Wikipedia (don’t knock it, it’s an amazing tool), much of my research finds me having to purchase expensive textbooks or print out notes – the money I’ll get from this will help with such endeavours, as well as help finance other projects related to the world (such as novels; the printing and hand-binding of the Encyclopaedia Elyden, once it’s finally ready; or my handmade world globe, which I keep on putting off due to finances).

This is your chance to get involved with my world. I will attempt to put out 1 – 3 updates per month, at least one of which will be either a serialised story and/or a map. The rest of the updates will be worldbuilding posts, other maps or whatever else I think of. I do not charge by post as the frequency may vary, so I charge once per month. No more no less.

Recent posts by Nate Mangion

Tiers
Follower
$2 or more per month 7 patrons
Follower
  • you get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to the serialised novel charting the journeys and sojourns of the explorer Chronicler, as well other short-stories and flash-fiction. You also gain access to low-res versions of maps created. 
Acolyte
$5 or more per month 28 patrons
Acolyte
  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to all the above features as well as the below:
  • Whenever I publish a new complete map through Patreon I will also post the high-res version, as well as a textless version for personal use (CC licence: CC BY NC).
  • you can also request a layered .PSD of any of my completed maps (limit of 1 per month, after a minimum of one month patronage).
  • When I complete the serialised novel I will collect it into a document (pdf, epub or mobi) that will be made available to you, alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes information relevant to the story. I will also send a physical copy of the book to anyone who wants one and provides me with a postal address (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).
Shaper
$14 or more per month 4 patrons

  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour.
  • you get access to all the above features, as well as the below: 
  • Whenever I have published enough short stories (10 - 20, depending on length) through Patreon, I will collect them into a document (pdf, epub or mobi) that will be made available to you, alongside exclusive behind-the-scenes information relevant to the stories. I will also send a physical copy of the book to anyone who provides me with a postal address (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).
  • For some reason you want a Hangouts or Messenger chat with me, talking about worldbuilding or Elyden in general.
  • Help design a nation or region (either in my world or yours!), giving feedback on things like naming, climate, geography, culture or anything else you can think of.  
Demiurge
$21 or more per month 2 patrons

  • You get my sincerest gratitude for supporting my endeavour
  • you get access to all the above features, in addition to the below:
  • I will post you a single signed map from the Atlas Elyden, in A3 size (after a minimum of 1-month patronage).